Saturday, March 31, 2012

Cum soleant homini...

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Here is today's Rhyming Distich, and here are some more posts with Rhyming Distichs. This one comes from the Florilegium Gottingense edited by Voigt.

Cum soleant homini feliciter omnia verti,
Maiori gravitate solent adversa reverti.

The vocabulary is keyed to the DCC Latin Vocabulary list. There is only one word in this poem that is not on the DCC list:

gravitas, gravitātis f. - weight, importance, oppressiveness

adversus -a -um: turned towards, facing, opposed; unfavorable
cum: with (prep. + abl.); when, since, although (conjunction + subj.)
fēlīx -īcis: lucky; adv. fēlīciter
homo hominis m.: human being
māior -ius: greater, older
omnis -e: all, every, as a whole
reverto -ere -vertī: turn back
soleo -ēre -uī -itum: be accustomed
verto vertere vertī versum: turn